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Cap'n Rod's Lowcountry Plantation Tours

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Address: 711 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone Number: 843 477-0287
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Wonderful Tour of the bay and Shell Island

This is about a four hour tour of the bay which takes you by a few of the historical plantation sites. You then get to see the lighthouse from the bay. You do not disembark the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Yankton, South Dakota
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Yankton, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is about a four hour tour of the bay which takes you by a few of the historical plantation sites. You then get to see the lighthouse from the bay. You do not disembark the boat where the lighthouse is located, but do get a few photo opportunities. You then spend one and half hours on Shell Island which... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This was a fun way to spend a three hour boat tour of the plantations. However, I was a bit disappointed, in that they advertised as a "plantation tour", so I was expecting to be able to get out of the boat, and actually tour a plantation house or two from the Civil War era. However, all we could see... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Took the whole family out, and had a great time shelling on the beach, walking around the island. Rod gives a great and humorous spiel about the history of the plantations and lighthouse. Overall a great experience.

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Antelope, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We took this tour back in April, our first time to South Carolina. The tour was great, and captain Rod and his wife were terrific. I would highly recommend for anyone visiting in the area. We have already booked to go back to South Carolina next year and look forward to doing this tour again!!

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Sunnyvale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We took the plantation tour, and we DID learn SOME new information. I felt that we were discouraged from standing, and that was the only way to see anything besides grass. It was very cold in late October; we are from a cool climate and thought we'd be fine. But if you do go, take very seriously the admonition to... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My husband always goes on this tour with his family when they go to Myrtle Beach. This year it was my turn! We had Captain Doug, who was a hoot! I learned about the rice plantations of the area, and the interesting facts that went along with them. Also, they waited for a couple to arrive which I thought was... More 

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I took the plantation tour and really enjoyed it. Cap'n Rod is very knowledgeable of the area's history. The tour took 3 hours and meandered up river past many plantations. The mossy oak trees lining the rivers made the tour very picturesque. Next year we may take the lighthouse tour.

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Kingsport TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The tour was set up by a friend and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The Captain was a native South Carolinian and very knowledgable about the area. My friends and I enjoy history and facts about the locale we are visiting. Take time to take a leisurely cruise and soak up some SC culture and... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

What an enjoyable day. Capt. Rod was very informative he is a wealth of knowledge. The narrative was very entertaining. I would take this trip again

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We took the plantation River tour (3 hrs) then the Shell island lighthouse tour (4 hrs). Both were most enjoyable, but I do not recommend taking the tours back-to-back. You need a longer break between them because of the metal benches. I took a pillow to sit on during our second boat tour. He & his wife have wonderful personalities... More 

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